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COVID-19 Resources For Teachers

COVID-19 Resources for Teachers

Teacher Resources for COVID-19 CLI Engage

You must be enrolled in CLI Engage to access these features. All public school teachers and Texas Rising Star child care sites have free access to CLI Engage teacher resources.

CLI Engage features many resources to support schools and teachers in maintaining relationships with families and offering supports for learning at home.


Family Resources for COVID-19

The CIRCLE Family Activity Collection translates child development research into practice by providing a variety of hands-on activities that families can do at home. We hope you find the CIRCLE Family Activity Collection to be useful in providing fun, playful learning experiences for your children (birth up through age 5) during this unprecedented period at home. These activities can help you supplement resources shared by your child’s teacher, building on your family relationships to support learning.

Creating a new normal for children during the uncertainties of COVID-19. A child psychologist at the Children’s Learning Institute explains what parents can do to maintain a sense of normalcy for their children during this time.
We selected these activities to help your family keep children engaged in meaningful learning, while you’re home together this week. We’ll be posting a new set of activities each week that only need common household materials, so come back often. Looking for more activities for your family? Visit!

TEA Managing Bad Behaviors at Home

TEA document, managing challenging behaviors at home

Beyond Consequences Institute, LLC | Heather T. Forbes, LCSW

Providing support for parents, professionals, and schools who have or work with children with severe behaviors.


The National Child Traumatic Stress Network

OUR MISSION is to raise the standard of care and improve access to services for traumatized children, their families and communities throughout the United States.

Don't Just Survive...Thrive! Tips for Distance Learning in the Prekindergarten Classroom


In August 2020, the Early Childhood teams at Region 5 and Region 4 Education Services Centers met to discuss how to support our prekindergarten programs. In order to help prekindergarten teachers move from survival to thriving in our new instructional situation, we decided to create a document to guide teachers in overcoming two main challenges.

  1. There is a need for resources that are equivalent to elementary and upper-grade classrooms readily available for prekindergarten. The suggestion is often made for prekindergarten to adapt resources that have been designed for the upper grades.

  2. There is a need to incorporate Developmentally Appropriate Practices using technology tools in virtual and face-to-face prekindergarten classrooms. Technology tools are often used for children to sit and react to prompts in prekindergarten classrooms. For instance, teachers limit the use of technology tools to playing YouTube and Go Noodle songs, or for learning games.

This is our six page guidance for prekindergarten teachers.. Our goal is to provide guidance on designing and implementing face to face or virtual learning environments in which prekindergarten teachers, students and families thrive.

If you have ideas to add to our document, please contact Sharon Kruger at, Judith Lee at, or HannahJobe at

boyTrauma-Informed Teaching Tips for Educators & Traumatized Students | Resilient Educator

Poverty, violence, hunger, abuse, and an unstable world are causing chronic stress for our nation's kids. And that sad truth is that prolonged exposure to stress can damage the centers of the brain associated with learning, cause behavioral problems, and increase the cycle of violence. Nearly half of the children in the United States, or almost 35 million kids, have experienced "at least one or more types of serious childhood trauma," according to a survey by the National Survey of Children's Health (NSCH). As teachers are the adults who see students for the longest periods of time throughout the day, they play a critical role in recognizing the symptoms of trauma and treating it at the classroom level. After reading our brief synopsis on trauma, check out the tips below that are absolutely essential for anyone working with trauma. What is trauma? Trauma can be broken down into these eight categories, according to the work of Bonnie L. Green, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at...

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A Guide to COVID-19 and Early Childhood Development - Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University

The global response to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has changed daily life in many ways for many people. Yet child development has not paused, and supporting children, families, and care providers of all kinds is as important as ever. In this guide, the Center on the Developing Child has gathered a number of resources and […]

This book is written for young children and elementary school training. It answers many questions that our children are asking. In addition, it has child friendly suggestions on what a child can do to feel safe and help in this situation.


NAEYC's webpage to assist early childhood programs with resources to help them in coping with COVID-19.

This is from the National Association for the Education of Young Children. NAEYC.

NAEYC wants to support all who have been infected by COVID-19 and those whose lives have been disrupted by this pandemic. NAEYC is particularly concerned about the significant impacts this public health crisis is likely to have on our nation's child care and early learning programs, including educators, families, and children. NAEYC has compiled these online resources to provide information from NAEYC and a few national health and educational organizations.



National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement

This is a valuable list of resources for teachers and early childhood programs. Here is a list of the resources for early childhood programs and teachers.

Sample scripts for classroom educators for first day of school:

Parent presentation: Talking to our children about the pandemic (especially for younger children)

Brief Parent Informational Videos about the Pandemic: Tips on Talking to Your Kids About the Coronavirus-Convey Reassurance and Risk

Tips on Talking to Your Kids About the Coronavirus-Calm Amid the Financial Storm

Tips on Talking to Your Kids About the Coronavirus-Pre-existing Conditions

Why Your Kids Can’t Sleep, and How to Help